Where can I find a career coach that’s not a scam?
Firstly, I’m not sure what career path I want. I have always been stuck just trying to make ends meet. I went to college for no other reason than I was told to go. I ended up graduating with a degree in Black Studies and a ton of debt. So I just started working in fast food straight out of college. And it’s been a struggle for me since. After 4 years I was able to land a call center job. Where I worked my way up to an administrative position. After years working there, I found my current position- at a pretty small start up with tons of flexibility. My biggest concern throughout my whole “career” has been my salary. In every position I have held I have been told that there is no room for negotiation in regards to my salary. I am grossly underpaid. I can only pay the minimum on student loans bc it’s impossible to live and pay them off on my salary. I barely make ends meet. After over a decade of being in the workforce and having a college degree-this is the first year I have made over 35k. In every position I have held I always asked for more responsibilities so that I can bulk up my resume and hopefully my pay. This approach for me is very very slow. My salary is growing so slowly but the amount of work I am taking on just keeps growing and growing. My salary and lack of focus in career path has placed me in this stressful and depressing loop where I feel like I’m running in a hamster wheel. I’m not making enough but I cannot afford to stop- making nothing is way worse. A good friend of mine suggested that I get a career coach. But a quick google search showed me it’s pretty expensive and easy to get scammed. Any one know of alternatives or a coach that could actually help me?